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Search on Atiku’s jet premeditated intimidation – Campaign organisation

Search on Atiku’s jet premeditated intimidation – Campaign organisation

2018-11-13 06:32:52

The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation on Monday said the Sunday’s search of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and his private jet at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, was a premeditated act of intimidation. In a statement made available to journalists, the organisation recalled that the All Progressives Congress had earlier released a statement accusing Atiku of having strategy meetings for the purpose of moving “illicit cash” into Nigeria. It claimed that the ruling party asked security services to investigate Atiku and his plane and search aircraft belonging to members of the PDP. The organisation said… continue reading


Anthony Joshua may avenge Tony Bellew’s defeat

Anthony Joshua may avenge Tony Bellew’s defeat

2018-11-13 03:53:59

Tony Bellew’s bid to become world cruiserweight champion was thwarted after he suffered an eighth round knockout defeat to Oleksandr Usyk. Roared on by a vocal home crowd, Bellew started like a train before eventually tiring against his Ukrainian opponent. Usyk, by contrast, swiftly grew in confidence after the shaky start, landing the killer blow in the eighth to end the contest. Sportsmail’s Jeff Powell did not see it that way, scoring the fight 68-65 to Usyk after seven rounds. Of the final round, he wrote: ‘Bellew was being forced to play the part of counter-puncher and the end was… continue reading


Buhari signs extradition law, FCT budget, others

Buhari signs extradition law, FCT budget, others

2018-11-13 03:49:39

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented an extradition law consistent with extant protocols. His Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, stated yesterday in Abuja that his principal also signed into law the 2018 budget of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). He said with the Extradition (Amendment) Act, 2018, “this Act vests jurisdiction on extradition proceedings now on the Federal High Court and no more the Magistrate’s Court or magistrates.” Enang added: “The amendment further introduces a new section 15(2) preventing a double jeopardy as protected by Section 36(9) of the constitution which prevents a person surrendered to… continue reading


UI international school shut over hijab controversy

UI international school shut over hijab controversy

2018-11-13 03:33:32

The 55-year old International School Ibadan, owned by the University of Ibadan, was on Monday shut. The closure of the secondary school, followed the appearance of some students, dressed in hijab against what the management prescribed as the dress code. Some parents, under the aegis of the International School Muslim Parents’ Forum, in a letter dated November 9, 2018, and signed by Abdurrhaman Balogun (chairman) and Bilikis Badiru (secretary), and sent to the Principal of the school, Mrs Phebean Olowe, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, UI, Prof. Abideen Aderinto, stated that they were “putting the schools’ management on notice of… continue reading


PDP, others kick as ‘security agents storm Atiku’s plane’

PDP, others kick as ‘security agents storm Atiku’s plane’

2018-11-12 03:51:02

Security operatives allegedly swooped on a private jet conveying the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Atiku yesterday. The aircraft, which touched down at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at 1:30 a.m. from Dubai, was said to have been boarded by the armed personnel in a search operation. Describing the event on his Twitter handle, Atiku wrote: “I arrived Abuja this morning to a search by agents of the state aimed at intimidating my staff and me. I am committed to building a Nigeria where no citizen is intimidated by agents of state who are paid to… continue reading


Man City dominate Man Utd, Liverpool win but Chelsea, Arsenal stumble

Man City dominate Man Utd, Liverpool win but Chelsea, Arsenal stumble

2018-11-12 03:47:37

Manchester City stormed back to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 derby win at home to Manchester United on Sunday as Liverpool maintained their title challenge to the champions with a 2-0 victory over Fulham. Chelsea, like the top two, remain unbeaten under Maurizio Sarri but lost ground in a goalless draw at home to Everton. Arsenal also missed the chance to leapfrog North London rivals Spurs into fourth and needed Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s late equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw with Wolves at the Emirates. City remain two points clear of Liverpool, but open four-point gap on… continue reading


Salary: Ondo workers threaten to begin strike on Tuesday

Salary: Ondo workers threaten to begin strike on Tuesday

2018-11-12 03:41:21

The organised labour unions in Ondo State have threatened to commence strike on Tuesday (tomorrow) if the government failed to pay the backlog of their salary arrears. The workers asked Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to pay the backlog from the N20bn Paris Club refund the state received from the Federal Government recently. This was contained in a letter to the governor dated November 9, 2018. The letter was signed by state chairmen of the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the Joint Negotiating Council, Tayo Ogunleye; Soladoye Ekundayo and Abel Oloniyo, respectively. The workers accused the governor of not… continue reading


Lagos-Ibadan road’ll be completed in 2021 – Julius Berger

Lagos-Ibadan road’ll be completed in 2021 – Julius Berger

2018-11-12 03:08:30

The Sagamu-Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project will be completed by 2021, the contractor, Julius Berger, has said. The Operations Manager, Julius Berger, Thamm Olaf, told the Senate Committee on Works, led by its Chairman, Kabiru Gaya, on Sunday, that the project, which was to be completed in 2017, was stalled due to paucity of funds and the recent expansion. Gaya and other members of the committee, who were on an oversight visit to road projects in Lagos, however, stated that they were not happy about the slow pace of the work, despite the efforts and funds that had… continue reading


FG invests N72 billion in distribution of 2000MW, others

FG invests N72 billion in distribution of 2000MW, others

2018-11-09 03:58:21

Although, there are about 645 million people without electricity in Africa, with about 90 million Nigerians affected, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said the Federal Government is doing everything possible to reverse the trend in Nigeria. Fashola, at a post-event interview with The Guardian on the side line of the on-going first Africa Investment Forum (AIF), organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB), in Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday, said the Ministry expects over 1000 megawatts (mw) to come on stream next year.“We have also put in place about 90 transmission projects in various stages of… continue reading


‘Buhari didn’t mention figure after receiving minimum wage report’

‘Buhari didn’t mention figure after receiving minimum wage report’

2018-11-09 03:55:24

President Muhammadu Buhari never mentioned any figure after receiving the Amal Pepple-led minimum wage panel report on the contentious issue, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has stated. The clarification yesterday in Abuja followed claims that the president had reneged on his earlier acceptance of the N30,000 recommended by the National Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee.A statement by the spokesman read: “The presidency is concerned over recurring reports alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari has reneged on earlier acceptance of the N30,000 recommended as the new national minimum wage by the National Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee. “These reports are… continue reading


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